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"In heed of" seems to be used to mean "in need of", but also seems to used to mean "in awareness of" or "in consideration of".

A scan of several dictionaries offers no help, yet it's a frequently used phrase.

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David L.

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I've had a look at some of these via Google, and quite a few were typos - the context means, 'in need of'

I've never come across 'in heed of' before - it sounds quite ugly to my ear. I have come across, 'with heed to (the dire warnings from her ministers, the King...'.

Anyone else help here?
 
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I'm with David on this one. The vast majority of google hits are for typos of "in need of". Scarily, the phrase does occur "for real" as in "[SIZE=-1]Therefore let the clashing of arms be heard; let the fiery elements be poured out if they think it right, but in heed of our right and in defense of our..." (Religion and Radical Politics, 1995). I can only assume it means "in recognition of". or "with awareness of", "giving heed to". Again, I agree with David that it sounds ugly. It also offers unnecessary opportunity for confusion with "in need of".
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